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" A big ego means that you have some confidence in your abilities, really, and that you're prepared to take the risk of trying them out. "
" Actors are a lot like professors on dissertation committees - it's a lot of ego, a lot of rallying for position, there is a lot at stake in every single interaction. "
" After years of doing it, you learn the difference between your ego and your opinion. When you're married you have to cut through that. "
" A guy is a lump like a doughnut. So, first you gotta get rid of all the stuff his mom did to him. And then you gotta get rid of all that macho crap that they pick up from beer commercials. And then there's my personal favorite, the male ego. "
" A key to my thinking has always been the almost fanatical belief that what I was engaged in was a literary art form. That belief was compounded out of ego and necessity, I guess, a combination of the two. "
" All athletes speak about the mental element of athletics, and it usually boils down to the same thing: if you can remove your ego from the game, you can function with much more clarity and you are more likely to succeed. Wouldn't it be interesting if we all began speaking about the mental element of our lives in this way? "
" All bad qualities centre round the ego. When the ego is gone, Realisation results by itself. There are neither good nor bad qualities in the Self. The Self is free from all qualities. Qualities pertain to the mind only. "
" All my ego wants is to be sitting by a lake in Italy. It doesn't want to be backstage, warming up. "
" A lot of my work has to do with not allowing my characters to have an ego in a way that the stomach doesn't have an ego when it's wanting to throw up. It just does it. "
" A lot of people have this ego need that makes them want to believe that Earth is the center of the universe and humans are the most important species, the supreme expression of creation. "
" A man's car is like an extension of their ego and their manhood. "
" Ambition is to be the fastest runner on this planet, to be the first on the South Pole, which is a grotesque perversion of ambition. It's an ego trip, and I'm not on an ego trip. I don't have ambitions - I have a vision. "
" Am I an ego on legs? No I am not. Do I want to be seen out there all the time saying everything? No, I don't. "
" An actor is totally vulnerable. His total personality is exposed to critical judgment - his intellect, his bearing, his diction, his whole appearance. In short, his ego. "
" An actress must never lose her ego - without it she has no talent. "
" Analysis does not set out to make pathological reactions impossible, but to give the patient's ego freedom to decide one way or another. "
" And it's a question of how far we're willing to go in order to let the ego shine, in order to let that beacon penetrate not only the local scene but the world. "
" Any comparison to a WWE legend or someone I've looked up to is really cool, but make no mistake about it, my ego is too big to want to be a really good replica of someone else! "
" Anyone driving great social change, willingly or not, is going to be a fascinating contradictory mix of idealism and ego. "
" Any time there is a lot of money or ego involved, people tend to behave badly. "
" Art has more ego to it than what I do. "
" As a busker, one thing that does not work is self-consciousness. A busker needs to be working. A busker needs to shed all ego and get down to work. Play your songs, play them well, earn your money, and don't get in people's way. "
" As a director, you're a bit of a dictator. But I feel that you're a better director if you're open to other people's ideas. It means that it's tougher: you have to be in a choosing process; you have to put the ego aside. As long as everybody's aiming in the same direction... I'm open to my main partners in the film crew. "
" As an actor, I'm always critical watching others; it's just the nature of the beast. For me, any performance that doesn't cause my ego to say, 'I can do that' really signifies that it's spectacular. "
David Alan Basche
" As a typical creative, I am all ego and insecurity! "
" As a writer, I always try as hard as possible to get out of the way of the story, so maybe that's the most important thing my readers should know - I'm all about the story, not about the ego. "
" As big as my ego may be, I'm really not of the belief that I can't be replaced. I didn't invent the wheel. There's someone else out there who can do what I do, maybe a little differently. I believe that Kiss is bigger than its individual members. "
" As far as base humiliation goes, acting is a tough business. It's a tough, embarrassing thing to do for a living when you're starting out, and you better not have any ego or pride, because that will be wiped away clean by utter devastation. "
" As you get older, there's a loosening of the ties to the ego and the posturing of who you are and how you behave. "
" At the end of the day if you want to entertain people, you've got to take your ego out of the equation. "
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